Fox Valley Montessori School has officially earned the title of an Accredited Member School of the American Montessori Society. What does this mean?
It means that we have achieved a well-defined standard of excellence.
*AMS-accredited schools must meet AMS School Accreditation Standards and Criteria.
Only AMS full member schools are eligible to become accredited. Applicants undergo a rigorous process that includes:
- an intensive 12- to 18-month self-evaluation involving administration, staff, teachers, and parents;
- a thorough onsite review by an AMS peer accreditation team;
- commitment to a strategic plan for long-term improvement.
Currently, about 10% of AMS member schools are AMS accredited. To maintain accreditation, a school must submit an annual report that documents continued compliance with AMS standards. It should also show that it is making progress toward its stated goals for improvement. Successful schools receive an updated certificate of accreditation.
We are excited to have achieved this level of excellence in the education that we offer our community of students and families.
*From the American Montessori Society website.